Invasive Feral Cats Could Be Wiped Out Using Genetic Modification

Hordes of feral cats terrorizing native species in Australia could be combatted using a special type of genetic engineering, scientists have suggested. The cats, which came to Australia via European colonizers, regularly kill native mammals, birds, and reptiles, including woylies, quolls, and even penguins. The feral cats now number over six million, and are responsible … Read more

Large Earthquakes Can Be Heralded by Early Warning Signs, Say Seismologists

Large earthquakes could be forecast by early warning signs detectable months or even a year beforehand, seismologists have reported in a study. Scientists discovered that unique seismic signals were detectable around eight months before the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in February 2023. The new findings published in Nature Communications could … Read more

Scientists ‘Surprised’ by Antarctic Glacier Suddenly Doubling Its Speed

A huge Antarctic glacier has suddenly started melting much faster than before after years of little change thanks to warming oceans, researchers have found. The Cadman Glacier, situated on the Antarctic Peninsula, increased the speed of its retreat by around 94 percent between 2018 and 2019 after nearly 50 years of relatively little change, showing … Read more

Scientists Reveal Five Reasons Why You Should Run in the Cold This Winter

It’s good news for runners this winter season—running in the cold weather is actually really good for you, experts have said. Scientists at the Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH have revealed five reasons why running in chilly temperatures can actually be highly beneficial. “Cold weather doesn’t have to force runners indoors and I encourage my patients … Read more

Universal Law of Extreme Stars Uncovered That May Explain Mystery Flashes

Scientists have uncovered a “universal law” that applies to certain extreme, ultra-dense stars, and the research could help to shed light on mysterious flashes known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) that are among the most perplexing phenomena in the universe. An international team of researchers led by Michael Kramer and Kuo Liu from the Max … Read more